How can I cover ugly kitchen floors in a rental?

by Olivia

The floor space I want to cover in some way is about 12 feet by 14 feet. I need to take the measurements but that is my guess. I am renting so can’t make major changes or compromise the floor underneath. Thanks for your suggestions and advice!

  9 answers
  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on May 07, 2019

    Hi Olivia if you can't replace or paint the only other alternative I think of is to cover them with a rug?

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on May 07, 2019

    I would go with rugs that will cover the majority of the kitchen floor so you don't see the flooring that is bad.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on May 07, 2019

    You should be able to purchase a piece of vinyl flooring to go over top for now and when you leave take it with you if you still can use it. Be sure to get the exact measurements before heading to the store for your purchase. You can fasten the flooring down on the sides with a small trim and air nail it so it does not move.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on May 07, 2019

    All you can do is use a rug or carpet reminent

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on May 07, 2019

    Yes, rugs in kitchens must be Nylon, as Olefin & Polypropylene will spot irreparably with cooking splatters.

    Those two carpet fibers are oiliophillic (love oil) and will wick the splatters out in big oil stain circles.

  • Gk Gk on May 07, 2019

    You can buy vinyl sheet flooring very inexpensively. You could lay it down like a rug in at least part of the area.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on May 07, 2019

    If those are your measurements, you can purchase a piece of sheet vinyl that is 14' long. Standard width is 12'. Lay it down and tack quarter round or shoe molding at the baseboards. My husband used to work for a rental housing company and that is how they did it when a floor needed changing.

  • There are removable floor decals that look like tile. Otherwise, I suggest a large, inexpensive rug.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 05, 2021

    Hello there,

    Use a rug over the tiles?